Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Philosophy in the real world

The wise and grandfatherly philosopher, Daniel C Dennett, joked about a philosopher saying "We know it is possible in practice.  We are just trying to work out whether it is possible in principle".

He also said "Philosophy is what you do when you don't know what the right questions are yet".

You should watch Dennett's Youtube videos in the series called "Big Thinkers".

Early in part two, I am sure you will find yourself surprised and delighted and wanting to try it out on someone else.

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